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I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site.  I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have.  I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -  http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/photographers/basic_search.htm




MURGATROYD, Benjamin



 




Benjamin Murgatroyd
Cheviot




Born circa 1864, came to New Zealand on the "Pleiades", arriving at Lyttelton in 1885. Married at Timaru to Ellen Maud Bezzant (registered 1890). Died aged 93 years on 22 March 1957, cremated at Waikumete.


Wises Directory, 1897, Benjamin, sheep farmer, Cheviot
Rootsweb - freepages
 

Photographers:
The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1898-99
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot
 

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1900
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot
 

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1901
Murgatroyd Benjamin, Cheviot


children:
Arthur Murgatroyd born circa 1891
Florence Rita Murgatroyd born circa 1895
Ethel Vera Murgatroyd born circa 1896
Leonard John Murgatroyd born circa 1899
Frederic Stanley Murgatroyd born circa 1900
Leslie Benjamin Murgatroyd born circa 1902
William Hulbert Murgatroyd born circa 1903
New Zealand Government Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website



 above  - photograph by Benjamin Murgatroyd, Cheviot.



 above  - photograph by Benjamin Murgatroyd, Cheviot about 1897.
 "Mrs Forrester came to New Zealand in the sailing ship Isabella Hurcase (sic) in the year 1856. Louisa with Nell, Sarah and John"

The "Isabella Hercus" arrived Lyttelton 4 January 1856. Louisa Forrester died 5 August 1911 at Karaka, Hurunui aged 57 years, buried Waikari Cemetery.

Louisa Burrell married Robert Adam Forrester in 1876 (reg. 1876/1623).  Their youngest children were: Ellen Jane Forrester born 1887, (reg. 1887/11129), Sarah Agnes Forrester born 1892, (reg. 1892/15260) and John Archibald Forrester born 1895, (reg. 1895/4564).    



News has been received by his daughter, Mrs R. Forrester, of Cracker Creek, Hurunui, of the death in Southland of her father, Mr George Burrell, one of the early pilgrims of this province. Mr Burrell was 71 years of age when he died, having spent the last 48 years in New Zealad. He arrived here with his family in the Charlotte Jane (sic), and went at once to work as a bushman in Papanui, When bush work ceased there he took to road formation, and contracted for the swamp road between Saltwater Creek and what is now Sefton. During the progress of this heavy contract he resided on the Mount Grey Downs, and subsequently took up land near the present township of Sefton, which in 1881 he sold to Mr Henry Mahler, and then went to live on a farm near Fernside  which he subsequently let, and then removed to Waikawa in Southland where he has just died. Mr Burrell always led a very active life, and was a beau ideal colonist.
Press, Volume LV, Issue 10220, 16 December 1898, Page 5


 






Star-Sun



Star-Sun
New Zealand Newspapers Ltd
Cathedral Square
Christchurch


 USS Arneb
photographed near Chatham Islands


USS Glacier
photographed at Lyttelton



HALL, Samuel





  
Samuel Hall
born 7 September 1893 Whangarei, New Zealand
 son of Edwin Hall (bushman) and Ellen Maud Cheshire (marriage registered 1883/2542)
died 13 September 1971 Silverstream, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

married
16 July 1919 Wellington, reg. 1919/5334
Eleanor Rose Kay 
"Nello or Nella"
daughter of  Harry Bromley Kay and Edith Margurite Mary Gaze
born 31 August 1893, reg. 1893/17747
died circa 1982 aged 89 years, reg. 1982/50978.



Winnie, Ellen Maud Hall (nee Cheshire) Ted, Toss and Samuel Hall
photograph courtesy of Richard Hall


"But only God can make a Tree"
by Samuel Hall, A.R.P.S



"Golden Sunset"
by Samuel Hall, 1945


"Serenity"
by Samuel Hall, 1945

New Zealand birth and death records show Samuel Hall was born in 1893 to Edwin and Ellen Hall (reg. 1893/16341).



 New Zealand Herald, Volume XXXIX, Issue 12107, 29 October 1902, Page 8


Hall v. Hall. Mr. Myers appeared for the petitioner, and respondent did not appear. Petitioner, Ellen Maud Hall, living at Carterton, said she was married to the respondent, Edwin Hall, in 1883. They lived together for about eleven years, going to Carterton about seven years ago. She had not heard of him for some years, he having left her. There were seven children of the marriage. His Honour deferred giving a decision until proof of substituted service had been given. (Left sitting.)

Evening Post, Volume LXIV, Issue 144, 15 December 1902, Page 5



CARTERTON NEWS.
Our Own Correspondent. Mr S. Hall, who was for some time on the staff of the local Post Office, and who has since been attached to the Wanganui Post Office, has been transferred to Wellington as cadet draughtsman in the laboratories.

Wairarapa Age, Volume XXV, Issue 10713, 14 April 1913, Page 7


His service records from World War One show he was born on 7 September 1893 at Whangarei. When he enlisted he was an draughtsman for the NZ Government, his next-of-kin was his mother Mrs E. Hall of Greytown. 

 

Star, Issue 11658, 27 March 1916, Page 7

During world War One Samuel Hall served with NZ Engineers Wireless Corps, regimental no. 4/2178, serving abroad for three years 75 days. 


The signature of Samuel Hall
from WW1 Army file: HALL, Samuel - WW1 4/2178 - Army


Newspaper and marriage records show he married Eleanor "Nello" Rose Kay at Wellington on 16 July 1919 (reg. 1919/5334).

MARRIAGES.
HALL - KAY.—On the 16th July, 1919, at Wellington, Rev. Knowles  Smith officiating, Samuel Hall, youngest son of Mrs. E. Hall, Carterton, to Nello Kay, younger daughter of Mr. H. B. Kay (3), of Christchurch. 



CAMERA CLUB
At this week's meeting of the Camera Club a competition of coloured photographs was held. Mr. P. N. Denton presided over a large attendance.

Twenty tinted photographs of a high standard were hung, and Mr. S. Hall, who had previously given a practical demonstration on the art of colouring photographs, judged the entries. The result of the competition was as follows:—
A section, Mr. J. W. Johnson, first, second, and third.
B section, Mr. J. W. Stubbs, first and second, Miss H. Davidson third.
C Section, Mr. J. E. Tunnington, first.

Mr. Hall advised the use of a panchromatic or colour-corrected plate or film to obtain best tone value, and sepia toning of the print to give warmth and a more pleasing effect. The object was to portray as nearly as possible the effect which would be rendered by the three-colour process, and not to attempt to disguise a photograph as an oil-painting.

Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 117, 20 May 1933, Page 5



CAMERA CLUB
"Coloured Photographs" was the subject of a competition recently held by the Wellington Camera Club. Seventeen pictures were exhibited ...
 

... Mr. S. Hall, the lecturer, said that colour photography to a large extent was a matter of personal choice. It was not satisfactory to colour black and white prints. A warm tone such as a sepia tone was preferred for a start. The colour should not be smeared on until the pigment was hidden, but if one could disguise one's photograph to give a natural effect of colour without visible means as to how it got there the photographer had obtained the most pleasing effect. Part of the art of colouring was knowing what not to colour, and to choose a subject which lent itself to colouring. Good gradation in portraiture work was essential when colour work was being done. New Zealand bush, Mr. Hall said, was very sombre and when colouring this subject it needed touching up with brown.

Mr. Hall gave many useful tips regarding big enlargements and aids to getting the colour to hold. A hearty vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. J. K. MacKay to Mr. Hall for his interesting talk, and carried by acclamation.

Evening Post, Volume CXVIII, Issue 20, 24 July 1934, Page 5



In 1937, Samuel Hall was used as a handwriting expert in the trial of Joseph Stephenson Skinner, charged with making false statements.


FALSE-STATEMENTS
WORK ON WHARVES
UNDER ANOTHER NAME
"This is another instance of a man drawing sustenance under his own name and working on the wharves under another name," said Mr. E. A. Selman, district employment officer, when Joseph Stephenson Skinner was charged before Mr. J. H. Luxford, S.M., in the Magistrate's Court today with three offences of making false statements for the purpose of obtaining benefit under the Employment Promotion Act, 1936. The defendant wrote to the Court and pleaded guilty.

Mr. Selman explained that the defendant had earned substantial wages and was on the books of the Wellington Harbour Board. For the three weeks referred to in the charges, the defendant's wages from the board were £5 10s 10d, £2 1s 2d, and £5 8s 2d respectively. The highest amount declared to the Department was 18s.

Mr. J. J. McLean said that during a period of four months there was only one man on the Harbour Board books known as Stringer.

Mr. S. Hall, of the Post and Telegraph Department, handwriting expert, said that the "J. Stringer" signed in the Harbour Board books, and the "J. S. Skinner" in the Department's records were signed by the same man.

The Magistrate: This case is bad enough to have been brought under the criminal law.

Mr. Selman: The defendant would have been so charged, your Worship, except for the expense involved in bringing the man down from Auckland, where he is at present on sustenance, or conducting the case up there.

The defendant was convicted and fined £5 and costs on each, of the three charges.

Evening Post, Volume CXXIV, Issue 26, 30 July 1937, Page 11


"Spring Idyll" 
by Samuel Hall A.R.P.S
 Photograph courtesy of Historic Wakatipu


 "In Arrowtown" 
by Samuel Hall A.R.P.S
 Photograph courtesy of Historic Wakatipu 


Stamp Designs
Samuel Hall designed the 1935, 1939 and 1942 issues of New Zealand Health Stamps and the 1938 issue was based on an idea by him and G. Bull, both of the Post and Telegraph Department (2). 

1935 
 


The 1935 health stamp campaign will be officially inaugurated next Sunday evening by his Excellency the Governor-General, Viscount Galway, who as its patron will commend the movement to the people of the Dominion in a radio address from all national stations.

The aim is to raise at least £10,000 for health camp organisations, which for some years have been doing splendid work throughout the Dominion. This year's health stamp "1d for postage, 1d for health" — is a competitive design by Mr. S. Hall, of Wellington. It is twice the size of the ordinary penny stamp, and the design, in a vertical panel with a key pattern border, emphasises that the key to health is sunshine. Within the key-shaped central panel appears a happy child in a bathing costume, playing at the seaside...

Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 73, 23 September 1935, Page 11

Newspaper Advert
Evening Post, Volume CXX, Issue 84, 5 October 1935, Page 29




1938

The Health Stamp issued on 1 October 1938.  Mr. J. Berry prepared the design from suggestions and material supplied by Messrs. G. Bull and Samuel Hall.
Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1939 Session I, F-01 Page 15



1939



  HEALTH STAMPS
...With the object of widening the opportunities for helping the health camps, two health stamps will be issued this year. One denomination is to be printed in green, having a postage value of a halfpenny and costing a penny, so that half the value can be applied to health camp funds. Thus contributions may bo made by those persons who use the mails for receipts, post-cards, newspapers bearing the halfpenny rate, and many commercial papers. The second stamp, which conforms to the familiar slogan of "A Penny for Health and a Penny for Postage," will be sold at 2d and carries a postage value of a penny. By combining the two health stamps, the public will be able to utilise them for overseas mails on the Empire air-mail service at the l½d a half-ounce rate.

This year's design, which is being utilised on both denominations, depicts three lusty boys vigorously keeping high in the air a medicine ball inscribed "health." They are playing in a field, obviously enjoying this healthy recreation, which the health stamp makes available to so many children each year. The design was prepared by Mr. S. Hall, of Wellington, and the stamps have been effectively printed by the note printing branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
 

New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVI, Issue 23441, 2 September 1939, Page 17


1942
The 1942 issue depicted two children playing on a swing at the Wellington Botanical Gardens (3).

This year's Health Stamps, which will be issued early in October, will be of the usual two denominations, but in a new design. This has been prepared by Mr. S. Hall, of Wellington, and depicts two children sitting on a swing. The format will be vertical, the stamps being similar in shape and size to the 1939 Health Stamps. The sales of Health Stamps last year totalled 349,543 of the lower denomination and 434,855 of the higher. This represented a sum of £2540 2s 2½d for Health purposes.
Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 15, 17 July 1942, Page 4

Health Stamps issued on 1 October 1942, designed by Samuel Hall.




At least two photographs by Samuel Hall appeared in 
"Making New Zealand - Pictorial Surveys of a Century."

no. 25 - Recreation, page 3. 


no. 26 - Summer Sports, page 19.

In 1945 Samuel Hall joined the Royal Photographic Society and gained a Society Associate in that year. His address was given in 1947 as Architectural Branch, Property Division, GPO, Wellington. Another private address is given from the mid-1950s, again in Wellington. He resigned from the Royal Photographic Society in 1960 (1).


He died on 13 September 1971 Silverstream aged 78 years. At the time of his death he was a retired Civil Servant, his wife was then living at 25 Tainui Street, Paraparaumu.



As part of the THE SIMON MANCHESTER COLLECTION, Dunbar Sloane auctioned 12 Hall photographs in 2011, one (no. A103) is titled "Basrah Water Carrier", the army file indicates that Samuel Hall was in Basrah during WW1. The auctioned photographs were:

A99 S.C. HALL
Towards Lake Taupo New Zealand
Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A100 S.C. HALL
Golden Sunset
Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 46 x 36cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A101 S.C. HALL 
Silver Birches, Lake Kanieri.

Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).

Est. $100-200



A102 S.C. HALL

A Peaceful Haven

Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).

Est. $100-200



A103 S.C. HALL,

Basrah Water Carrier
Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A104 S.C. HALL
Decoration
Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 35cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A105 S.C. HALL
Panorama
Hand coloured photo.  Signed & entitled. 38 x 48cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A106 S.C. HALL,
At Eventide
Hand coloured photo.  Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200.

A107 S. C. HALL
Skywards
Hand coloured photo.  Signed & entitled. 47 x 34cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A108 S. C. HALL
Early Morn, Lake Wakatipu
Hand coloured photo.  Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A109 S. C. HALL
Restless Sea
Hand coloured photo.  Signed & entitled. 41 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

A110 S. C. HALL
Queenstown
Hand coloured photo. Signed & entitled. 47 x 37cm, (FR).
Est. $100-200

(1) Michael Pritchard, RPS
(2)  https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/about-stamps-collecting
(3)  Harry Bromley Kay, 1922 - Telegraphist of 40 Warwick Street, Richmond, Christchurch
Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 17629, 5 December 1922, Page 4. Died circa 1958 reg. 1958/26754 aged 86 years


1997/53769    McIntyre     Ronald McLean     27/12/1913    83Y
1990/34397    McIntyre     Valerie Nella     13/8/1920    70Y

On Wednesday afternoon at Greytown, the marriage was solemnised of Miss Lilian Florence ("Lil") Wenden, second daughter of Mr and Mrs R. Wenden, of Greytown, and Mr William Hall, third son of Mrs E. Hall, of Carterton. The ceremony was performed at St. Luke's Church, Greytown, in the presence of a large assemblage. The officiating minister was. the Rev. A. T. B. Page.
Wairarapa Age, Volume XXXII, Issue 10648, 1 June 1912, Page 5



HALL, Edwin


Edwin Hall
Woodville and Pahiatua




Mr Edwin Hall, the artist photographer at Woodville, is turning his attention to Danevirke, and announces  in another column that he will visit here every Monday, commencing on the 26th inst. Mr Hall has prepared a studio adjoining Mr Wright's Restaurant, and has fitted it up with the necessary appliances to ensure good work. Mr Hall has acquired some reputation as a careful artist, and we trust his venture will prove successful.

Bush Advocate, Volume II, Issue 86, 22 November 1888, Page 2




Bush Advocate, Volume II, Issue 103, 5 January 1889, Page 3


We remind our readers that Mr E. Hall, photographer, will again visit Danevirke (sic) on Monday next, and may be consulted at Mr Wright's Restaurant.
Bush Advocate, Volume II, Issue 118, 9 February 1889, Page 2 


Mr E. Hall, photographer, has bean taking a series of views at Mangatoro. He went over today to take some fresh photographs of the woolshed, etc.
Bush Advocate, Volume IV, Issue 262, 14 January 1890, Page 2


Evening Post, Volume LIII, Issue 19, 23 January 1897, Page 1



Hastings Standard, Volume VIII, Issue 4678, 25 August 1904, Page 2


News has been received of the death at Hastings of Mr Edwin Hall, formerly of Woodville, in his 65th year. The death occurred on Wednesday night, and sincere sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The deceased was a brother of Mr C. Hall, M.H.R.
Bush Advocate, Volume XVI, Issue 500, 26 August 1904, Page 3




ALLAN, John Milne



 John Milne Allan
 The Allan Studio, George Street, Timaru
later
Wanganui




Timaru Herald, Volume XIIC, Issue 13869, 3 April 1909, Page 4


Timaru is to have the services of another photographer in the person of Mr J. M. Allan, late with Standish and Preece, Christchurch. He has secured a very commodious and well-lighted studio in Turnbull's buildings, George street, an additional storey having been built specially for him.
Timaru Herald, Volume XIIC, Issue 13869, 3 April 1909, Page 5


THE ALLAN STUDIO
To-day, the up-to-date photographic studio situated in Turnbull's Buildings, George street, will-be opened to the public for the first time. The enterprising proprietor, Mr J. Milne Allan has spared no pains to fit up his premises in a most attractive manner, and although all the fitting are not yet in position, owing to various unavoidable delays, it can be seen at a glance that the premises will be second to none in the town, both as regards the arrangements made for the comfort of clients and the convenience of the operators and working staff.

For several years Mr Allan has been with the well-known firm of photographers Messrs Standish and Preece of Christchurch, and he brings into his business a thorough knowledge of all the many and various processes which go towards the making of a successful faithful and pleasing portrait.

The large and airy studio is situated on the top floor, its dimensions being 27ft. x 39ft. and it is replete with all the appliances required in the profession. The studio camera is absolutely the last word in such instruments, and was specially imported from America for Mr Allan; it is expressly designed for the high-glass work which Mr Allan will undertake and has all the newest improvements for facilitating the operators work. This camera, with its splendid stand forms quite a feature in the studio and has an exceedingly handsome appearance.

The design of the studio was Mr Allan's own and Mr J. S. Turnbull, the architect, has faithfully carried out with good effect, the many innovations introduced into the building. The dark room, where the important process of developing is carried out, opens off the studio, and is fitted up with all the requisite appliances for the work it is intended to do in it. The lighting is either from the daylight or gas, at the will of the operator. On the floor below the studio are the reception rooms, two comfortable dressing rooms, office and workrooms, the latter consisting of three apartments. The first is the printing and mounting room, and opening from it are the retouchers room and the process and enlarging room. All these places have been fitted up in the latest style and the process room, with its fine enlarging and reducing camera, big sinks, electric lights, etc., presents an exceptionally workmanlike appearance.

It will be a few days yet before the vestibule and dressing rooms can be completely finished in the tasteful style that Mr Allan intends them to assume, but all the essentials are now ready for commencement of business. Some very fine enlargements and specimens of work, were shown to a reporter, and a glance at these will convince intending clients of the ability possessed by Mr Allan more than columns of eulogy could possibly do.

Besides portraiture, Mr Allan specialises in wedding and outdoor groups of all kinds, and has various fine cameras of all sizes specially designed for work of this description. There is little doubt that the enterprise exhibited by the proprietor of the Allan studio will result in his obtaining a fair share of the patronage of the residents of Timaru and South Canterbury generally.
Timaru Herald, Volume XIIC, Issue 13880, 17 April 1909, Page 3






from left:  Agnes Irene Gudsell, Sarah Elizabeth Gudsell, Thomas Clayton Gudsell and Mary Ethel Gudsell



Charles Innes Forlong
 born 18 January 1908 Wanganui, New Zealand, son of Hamilton Gordon Forlong and Nellie Drew
died 8 August 2003 Tauranga, New Zealand aged 95 years (www.geni.com)
 photographed by The Milne Allan Studios, Wanganui



1882/9449    Allan     John Milne     Emily Charlotte    Alexander
1909/1912    Elsie Margaret     Patten     John Milne     Allan

1964/38327    Milne-Allan     John                     82Y
1951/28697    Milne-Allan     Elsie Margaret                 68Y
1997/52615    Milne-Allan     Ena Isabel         30/6/1909    88Y
2002/14438    Milne-Allan     Robert Alexander     30/4/1910    92Y
2007/10954    Milne-Allan     Dorothy Elsie         20/5/1912    95Y
2007/17963    Eriksen     Jean             31/12/1917    89Y


John Milne  ALLAN   &    Elsie Margaret  Patten    m.  8 March  1909   at house of Mr P. Patten,   40 Carlton Mill Road,  St Albans.
ages:  26 / 26,   occ: photographer,     born: Dunedin / Christchurch.
parents:   Alexander  & Emily Charlotte Allan   nee  HORN     architect.
                Peter & Emily Patten   nee  THOMPSON     decorative painter.
witness:   Robert Horn,  timber merchant,    Elizabeth Emily Patten,  40 Carlton Mill Road.




Unknown Photographer


Unknown photographer



The location of this house is not known, however the background shows mangroves growing along coastal mud flats. In New Zealand mangroves grow north of  north of latitude 38° S.  In Northland eighty percent of  mangroves are found in the following five harbours - Rangaunu, Bay of Islands, Hokianga, Kaipara and Whāngārei. Another suggestion is Parawai, Thames estuary.



In New Zealand mangroves grow north of  north of latitude 38° S.



The Travels of George Dobson Valentine




  • arrived Melbourne 9 November 1882 on the "Garonne" from London and Naples.
  • departed Sydney 30 November 1882 on the "Australia"
  • arrived Auckland 5 December 1882 on the "Australia" from Sydney
  • departed Auckland 30 January 1883 on the “Zealandia for San Francisco
  • arrived in San Francisco 20 February 1883 on the “Zealandia” from Auckland



Australia
9 November 1882 -  30 November 1882


Arrival
George Dobson Valentine arrived in Melbourne, Australia on the s.s. "Garonne" on 9 November 1882. This vessel had departed London on 24 September 1882 and had called at Plymouth and Naples where further passengers were embarked. It is not known if George Valentine joined the s.s. "Garonne" in London or Naples.


The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Friday 10 November 1882, page 6

 

Arrival of the s.s. Garonne.  
The Garonne from London via Plymouth, arrived last evening with mails, passengers, and cargo. The dates of English papers brought by the Garonne are to September 29, and, owing to the non-arrival of the R. M. S. S. Peshawar, this gives some three weeks later news.

The Garonne brings upwards of 320 passengers, of whom 138 are for Melbourne, 134 are for Sydney, and the balance for Adelaide and New Zealand. Some 20 bags of mails and about 600 tons of cargo have come in the steamer for this port. The Garonne has been away exactly 106 days from this port until her return. She left here on July 25, and went home via Cape Town. A quantity of frozen meat was sent home by her, which turned out exceedingly well. The refrigerating machinery is the best of its kind, and is in excellent working order, so that in so far as the steamer is concerned, there will be no difficulty in forwarding another consignment of carcasses.

The Garonne left London on September 24, and called at Plymouth, whence she sailed at noon on September 26. Strong winds and squally weather were met with across Biscay, and off the Portugal coast the engines had to be slowed on several occasions on account of the thick foggy weather which was prevalent. The Gut of Gibraltar was cleared on September 30 at 10 minutes to 4 a.m., and the Garonne reached Naples at 2 p.m. on the 3rd ult. Passengers and mails were embarked, and a departure was taken at 6 p.m. for Port Said, where the steamer arrived on the 7th ult. at 1 p.m. After finishing coaling the Garonne entered the canal at a quarter to 12 a.m. on the 8th, and cleared it at half past 11 a.m. on the 10th.

The passage of the Red Sea was pleasanter than was anticipated, the weather having proved exceptionally cool for the season of the year. Aden was reached at 10 minutes to 9 a.m. on the 15th ult., but in consequence of a dearth of labour coaling operations were retarded, and the Garonne did not get away until half-past 1 a.m. on the following day. Cape Guardafui was passed at 1 p.m. on the 17th ult., and light winds were met with to lat. 8 deg S., where the S. E. trades were taken. The Six Islands (Chagos Group) were sighted on the 22nd ult., and thence the Garonne had to contend with strong trade winds and high head sea until sighting Cape Leuwin on the 4the inst. at 9 a.m. This adverse weather interfered to some extent with the capital steaming average which the Garonne had been maintaining up till then.

Light winds were experienced from the Leuwin to Cape Otway, which was passed at 9 a.m. yesterday. The Heads were entered at 3 p.m., and the bay was reached at half-past 6 p.m. An attempt was made by Pilot Loisseau to get her alongside the railway pier, Williamstown, before dark but on approaching the pier the pilot backed out again, insufficient depth of water being the reason assigned. The Garonne in being moved about came uncomfortably   close to the large iron clipper British Envoy, lying at anchor in the stream. There was a low tide yesterday with the easterly and northerly winds which have been prevailing of late. The Garonne was boarded some distance down the Bay by Mr. D. P. Maclean, health officer, and Mr. T. D. Hammond, senior immigration officer. The inspection was satisfactory, and passengers were allowed to land as soon after as they liked.

The Garonne on this voyage is commanded by Captain A. Tillett, well known as a capable and most efficient chief officer in the company's service. Mr. Livett, from the Carlisle Castle, has joined as fourth officer, and Mr Keen, late of the s. s. Norfolk, is chief steward.

From Mr. Fox, the purser, prompt delivery was had of files and despatcher for "The Argus." The cargo will be got out as expeditiously as possible, in order that the Garonne may be despatched to Sydney, where she will have but brief stay, as she has to take the place of the Austral on the return voyage. It is expected that the Garonne will be able to get away early tomorrow morning. As a pendant to the steamer's report, it may be mentioned that on Wednesday night, owing to the rarity of the atmosphere or other peculiar atmospheric condition, the light at Cape Northumberland was visible 43 miles distant when first sighted. The steamer's position was verified by several stellar observations and reckoning worked back from the time Cape Otway was abeam. The atmosphere at the time was described as being clear overhead, but apparently hazy on the horizon.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Friday 10 November 1882, page 6



Mr. G. D. Valentine passed through Albury near the Victoria-New South Wales border on Wednesday 22 November 1882. This likely to have been George Dobson Valentine, the following newspaper article indicates he was travelling from Sydney to Melbourne. 


 The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Thursday 23 November 1882, page 8


The Sydney Morning Herald (below) indicates that Mr G. D. Valentine travelling from Melbourne to Sydney passed through Albury on Tuesday 28 November 1882.

 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Wednesday 29 November 1882, page 11


Departure
After three weeks in Australia, George Valentine departed Sydney on 30 November 1882 on the Royal Mail Steamer "Australia" which was bound for San Francisco via Auckland and Honolulu.
  
Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Thursday 30 November 1882, page 4



New Zealand
5 December 1882 to 30 January 1883



Arrival

New Zealand Herald, Volume XIX, Issue 6569, 6 December 1882, Page 4




New Zealand Herald, Volume XIX, Issue 6569, 6 December 1882, Page 4


Travel within New Zealand


Otago

s.s. Manapouri left Auckland for southern ports on 7 December 1882


Auckland Star, Volume XVI, Issue 3844, 7 December 1882, Page 2




 Daily Telegraph, Issue 3563, 9 December 1882, Page 2


 George Valentine possibly travelled overland from Napier to Wellington




Evening Post, Volume XXIV, Issue 123, 13 December 1882, Page 2




Otago Daily Times, Issue 6503, 15 December 1882, Page 2


 Evening Post, Volume XXV, Issue 5, 6 January 1883, Page 2


 Press, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5392, 8 January 1883, Page 2

 



Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVIII, Issue 7, 9 January 1883, Page 2
 

 
Rotorua

The s.s. Wellington departed Auckland on 15 January 1883 for Tauranga, the passengers were not named but on its arrival in Tauranga, Mr Valentine is listed as one of the passengers along with Mr Chapman.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6603, 16 January 1883, Page 4

Arrived at the Port of Tauranga 16 January 1883 on the s.s. Wellington from Auckland 
passengers included Messrs Valentine, Chapman ...

As the Wellington was leaving the Auckland wharf on Monday evening the fore yard was broken, short off by one of the braces catching in the rigging. A portion of the awning was carried away with it.
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XII, Issue 1477, 17 January 1883, Page 2




Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XII, Issue 1477, 17 January 1883, Page 1
The following in a list of visitors staying at Lake House, Rotorua, on January 18 ...
Mr. George Valentine, ... Mr. C. Chapman ...
New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6608, 22 January 1883, Page 6


We hear on good authority that no less than 120 tourists passed through the bush on to the Lakes during the last week, and the cry is more are coming. 
Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XII, Issue 1787, 30 January 1883, Page 2



Departure

New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6616, 31 January 1883, Page 4
G. D. Valentine departed Auckland on 30 January 1883 for San Francisco via Honolulu. Colonel Tupman, [George Lyon Tupman] the chief of the transit of Venus party at Burnham, was a passenger by the mail steamer Zealandia for San Francisco. [1] The Zealandia carried £11,663 in specie from Sydney, for San Francisco; also 147 packages of opium, valued at £12,000 [2].



Arrival and Departure of the Zealandia. 
The R.M. s.s. Zealandia arrived in harbour yesterday morning shortly after nine o'clock, with a number of passengers. Captain Webber reports having left Sydney at 4 p.m. on the 25th inst.; rounded the North Cape at 6.50 p.m. on Monday, arriving in harbour yesterday morning. Fine (weather prevailed until receiving the pilot on board; thick mist and rain from Tiritiri. The New Zealand resumed her voyage for San Francisco, via Honolulu, having received the New Zealand mails, shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6616, 31 January 1883, Page 4




 S. D. Valentine [sic] arrived in San Francisco on the Zealandia on 20 February 1883.
 Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, California), Wednesday, February 21, 1883; Issue 115.
 "On the Zealandia." Daily Evening Bulletin [San Francisco, California] 21 Feb. 1883: n.p. 19th Century U.S. Newspapers. Web. 12 June 2015.






New Zealand
1884 -  1890




Star, Issue 4889, 3 January 1884, Page 3


The Aorangi anchored off Oriental Bay, Wellington Harbour at about 5.30pm on 17 January 1884.
Evening Post, Volume XXVII, Issue 15, 18 January 1884, Page 2




Evening Post, Volume XXVII, Issue 17, 21 January 1884, Page 2


The Rotorua left Lyttelton at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and arrived at Wellington at 6 a.m. on Sunday was detained there by bad weather until noon yesterday, when she sailed for Picton, which was reached at 6 p.m.; left at 7 p.m., and arrived here at 4 o'clock this morning. Experienced a heavy southerly gale with a high sea from Wellington until reaching Terawhiti, after which it moderated. She sailed at 3 p.m. for Picton, Wellington, and South.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIX, Issue 19, 23 January 1884, Page 2

 


Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIX, Issue 19, 23 January 1884, Page 2
 Mr and Mrs Vallentine [sic] with two children arrived at Nelson on 23 January 1884 on the steamer Rotorua.



[1] Daily Telegraph , Issue 3606, 1 February 1883, Page 3
[2] Otago Witness , Issue 1628, 3 February 1883, Page 12